Southern California Camellia Society



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The Southern California Camellia Society (SCCS) was incorporated as a non-profit in 1946 by a group of camellia lovers who wanted to share their enthusiasm about this evergreen plant with its beautiful blooms. Over the years those original founders and their successors have been instrumental in importing reticulatas from China, japonicas from Japan and, more recently, scions and seeds from China, Vietnam, Burma and other Asian countries. Interest grew and camellia hobbyists began meeting regularly to share information, camellia scions, good soil mix recipes, learn new ways to prune and graft and life-long friendships began. Camellia shows were started as another way to introduce the public to this delightful plant and provide opportunities for friendly competition among hobbyists. The Southern California Camellia Council (SCCC) links this society with all other Camellia Societies in our region. Shows and meetings are and have always been open to the public. SCCC camellia shows hosted during the camellia season draw camellia lovers from San Diego to Sacramento to participate. The public is invited and Society members are available to answer questions about the various aspects of identifying and growing camellias. (Click the "SCCC Meeting Schedules” and “SCCC Shows - Present & Archives” links for more information about meetings, camellia show schedules, show results, exhibitor rankings and bloom rankings).


Bi-Weekly Videos

"Moon Camellias"
"Elegans Camellia Family"
"Camellia Floral Arranging"
"The Betty Sheffield Camellia Family of Sports"
"Camellia Species"
"Approach Grafting"
"Camellia Blooms May Hang Down"
"Camellia Espalier"
"Beautiful Moon Camellias"
"Baby Camellias"
"America's Goldrush Yellow Camellias"

By Brad King - SCCS President

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Publications by Brad King - SCCS President
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CAMELLIAS: THE WINTER GARDEN ROYALTY

Winter Royalty

CAMELLIA SASANQUA: HERALDS OF THE CAMELLIA SEASON

Winter Royalty


2024 Camellia Season
UPCOMING SHOWS
FHV 2024 - Upcoming Camellia Shows in SOCAL
2023/2024 Camellia Season
SCCC/NCCC  & ACCS & GCSC SHOW RESULTS
 
Lori_Clevenger-2754.jpg All ACS Cooperative Shows
Current for 2023 / 2024 Camellia Season
Lori_Clevenger-2754.jpg ACS Exhibitor Rankings
Current for 2023 / 2024 Camellia Season
Meredith Green ACS Bloom Rankings
Current for 2023 / 2024 Camellia Season

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

CAMELLIA SOCIETY

New Publications from the SCCS Hot off the Press!

Available September 1, 2023

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2024 Camellia Nomenclature Camellia Nomenclature Supplement 2024 Camellia Nomenclature - Pictures
2024 Classic Camellia Nomenclature 1996 Camellia Nomenclature Supplement "Red" Nomenclature 2024 Camellia Nomenclature with approximately 4100 Pictures E - Nomenclature